ESPN Prediction on Clemson-Louisville
Vic Beasley will be on the prowl for Clemson's sack record on Saturday.
ESPN released its ACC Week 7 predictions and anticipates that the Clemson-Louisville game will be more of a defensive contest calling a Clemson 28-14 win. All four of ESPN's beat writers picked Clemson to win.
Current Vegas odds as of this update has Clemson as a 9.5 point home favorite. The contest will be played Saturday, October 11, 3:30 PM EST on ESPNU.
If Louisville gets DeVante Parker back, the Cardinals will receive a huge offensive boost. And, frankly, they need it, as the unit has not looked all that great so far, ranking 13th in the ACC in yards per game. This matchup is also a nightmare for the Cards' offensive line, which has surrendered 19 sacks through six games and is walking into Death Valley to face arguably the best front seven in the league. Louisville's really, really good defense (first in the ACC in most major categories) will have to create some scoring opportunities for its offense. And while Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's unit is certainly capable of slowing down the sensation that is Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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